SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Bishop David McGough

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July 11, 2020
Fifteenth Sunday of the Year Isaiah 55: 10-11; Romans 8: 18-23; Matthew 13: 1-9 “I think that what we suffer in this life can never be compared to the glory, as yet unrevealed, which is waiting for us. The whole creation is eagerly waiting for God to reveal his sons and daughters. We too, who
July 04, 2020
Fourteenth Sunday of the Year Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9 & 11-13; Matthew 11: 25-30 “Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion! See now, your king comes to you. He is victorious, he is triumphant, humble and riding on a donkey.” The Prophet Zechariah’s joyful call to hope, addressed originally to a broken and dispirited people,
June 26, 2020
Solemnity of Ss Peter & Paul Acts 12: 1-11; 2 Timothy 4: 6-8 & 17-18; Matthew 16: 13-19 “Glorify the Lord with me. Together let us praise his name.  I sought the Lord and he answered me, from all my terrors he set me free.” The words of the Responsorial Psalm for the Mass of
June 20, 2020
Twelfth Sunday of the Year Jeremiah 20: 10-13; Romans 5: 12-15; Matthew 10: 26-33 “Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned.” We tend to think of sin as the individual transgressions that betray God’s loving purpose in
June 13, 2020
The Body & Blood of Christ (transferred) Deuteronomy 8:2-3&14-16; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6: 51-58 “Remember how the Lord your God led you for forty years in the wilderness, to test you and know your inmost heart….He fed you with manna to make you understand that man does not live on bread alone, but that man lives
June 06, 2020
Solemnity of the Holy Trinity Exodus 34: 4-6 & 8-9; 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13; John 3: 16-18 “Moses called on the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and proclaimed ‘Lord, Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in kindness and faithfulness. And Moses bowed down to the ground
May 30, 2020
Pentecost Sunday Acts 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7 & 12-13; John 20: 19-23 The prayer that introduces our Pentecost Liturgy rejoices in the Spirit that has sanctified the Church in every people and nation from the beginning. It prays that we also, in our own generation, might be filled with the same grace and
May 21, 2020
“As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.” From a superficial perspective the Ascension might well be described as the end of a golden era. The Word of Life, born at Bethlehem, put to death on a Cross and risen in glory, would
May 16, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 8: 5-8 & 14-17; 1 Peter 3: 15-18; John 14: 15-21 “Philip went to a Samaritan town and proclaimed the Christ to them. The people united in welcoming the message Philip preached.” The Acts of the Apostles describes the resurrection as a dynamic presence that could not be confined within
May 10, 2020
In the present world crisis, the poorest must not be neglected
May 03, 2020
Repentance is about more than regret
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